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reputable - respectable; having a good reputation
waylay - ambush; lie in wait for and attack
abbreviate - shorten
expropriate - take possession of (often for public use and without payment)
fret - be annoyed or vexed; Ex. fret over your poor grades; N: irritation of mind; ADJ. fretful
initiate - begin; originate; receive into a group; introduce to a new field or activity; Ex. initiate someone into the mysteries of a secret religion; N: one who has been initiated
protean - able to take on many forms; versatile; CF. Proteus: sea god to change his shape at will
assert - state strongly or positively; demand recognition of (rights, claims, etc.); make a claim to (by forceful action); Ex. assert one's independence
elusive - evasive; not frank; baffling; hard to grasp, catch, or understand; V. elude: escape from; escape the understanding or grasp of; Ex. elude the hunter; Ex. His name eludes me.
conclusive - decisive; ending all debate